Wyoming Spring Creek: Trip Around the State Day 1

Up early on a Saturday morning we shuffle out the door and heap into vans ready to embark on our 10 day road trip around the state. First stop: Independence Rock. A weathered feature of the Granite Mountain range, this outcrop was originally named by Native American tribes across Wyoming and the Rocky Mountains as…

Wyoming Spring Creek – Day One on the Road

The first day of our statewide roadtrip started like most others: with breakfast at UW. Then, we loaded up and hit the road. As members of the Spring Creek field study, we’re used to long hours in the vans, so our first stop – Independence Rock – didn’t seem so far away. The Rock was…

Blog Post #4: My Brackenridge

            It was an honor to be a Brackenridge recipient this summer. When I had originally seen the posters in the Honors college in the Cathedral that outlined and presented the Brackenridge, I had never imagined that it would be an opportunity I would get to have. After doing the CURF, I knew I wanted…

My Brackenridge… Endings?

As my Brackenridge Fellowship comes to a close this summer, I would say that my understanding of research and scholarly work has changed significantly — and not in the way I expected. I don’t know if it’s just my specific research project, but the process has turned out to be much drier, tedious, and less…

My Brackenridge

Participating in the Brackenridge Fellowship this Summer has definitely changed my understanding of research, especially multidisciplinary research. Being a part of the fellowship has exposed me to unique research projects being conducted by my peers in many different fields. The multidisciplinary nature of our cohorts and the fellowship meeting topics has made me realize how…

My Creative Arts Fellowship

Far more valuable than anything I’ve created during this fellowship are the skills I’ve developed through practice and struggle. Since the fellowship began, I’ve started and completed my largest creative project to date. This fact alone shouldn’t go unappreciated. The lengthier the project, the more it requires of your personal concentration and commitment. I practiced…

Wyoming Spring Creek – A Day in Yellowstone

I woke up this day exhausted and not wanting to leave one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in at the small campground at the base of the Grand Tetons. The day before I hiked twelve miles through the Tetons, so I wasn’t looking forward to the 6 mile hike at Yellowstone this…

Wyoming Spring Creek: Day Three of the Trip Around the State

We woke up in the Badlands this morning, after playing hacky-sack in the sunset and catching a glimpse of the bizarre looking Starlink satellite the night before. After packing up our tents, eating breakfast, and loading the vans we were on our way to find plant fossils! We began our day at Big Cedar Ridge,…

Wyoming Week 5: Road Trip to Yellowstone National Park!

Our ten-day trip around Wyoming culminated in visiting the state’s two iconic national parks: Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. The day I’m writing about is our second day in Yellowstone, which was also the final day of the trip, making it bittersweet. We began the day by driving from our cabins in the Tetons up…

Wyoming Spring Creek: Road Trip Day 4

Two days after getting back from our trip around Wyoming, I’m reliving all the incredible experiences we had and mentally preparing myself to leave this amazing state. Laramie and the shortgrass prairie have stolen a piece of my heart, but the northern part of the state–the Bighorns, Yellowstone, the Tetons, and Shoshone National Forest–is so…